Welcome to CrossFit Black-Bear

Goal of the club:

We want to bring elite fitness to UMaine, and create a stronger, faster and healthier community. CrossFit club is here to facilitate the exchange of knowledge between people of all fitness backgrounds and experience. We want to make all of our member fit to their highest standards. Whether you want to run a better 5K, learn Olympic lifts, or get in shape just in time for summer, we are here to help!

Who’s it for? CrossFit is for everyone, if you’ve never worked out or if you’re a Pro-athlete, whether you like to run or pump iron. It works for nearly everyone! Anyone of any age or experience is welcome.

World-Class Fitness in 100 Words:

Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports.
~Greg Glassman (Founder of CrossFit)

Getting Technical: Constantly varied functional movements perform at a high intensity. What does THAT mean!?

Constantly varied – Meaning, your movements, number of reps, and time duration of working out are always changing. In CrossFit, you can basically go forever without repeating a workout.

Functional movements – These are movements that are natural, they simulate things you do in every day life and sport. Funtional movement are squats (getting out of a chair), deadlift (picking up a bag of groceries), Clean and Jerk (putting a box on a top shelf), etc. These exercises are completely safe, and are capable of moving large loads over large distances quickly.

High Intensity – This is completely relative to you, meaning it doesn’t have to be intense by someone elses standard, purely by your own.

Ok time for some math.

Work can be defined as moving a load over a distance.

pounds x feet = work
Power is the amount of work being done over time.

(pound x feet)/seconds = Power
So more work being done in less time equals power. Power exactly defined as Intensity. Intensity is where the results are at.

What is CrossFit

What is Fitness:

The pioneering FREE CrossFit Journal Article.